The irreversible impacts of climate change that manifest through natural hazards such as droughts, floods or fluctuation in temperatures have appeared with an unprecedented intensity in recent years. In light of these changes, VTN Architects is aware of our footprint on the environment and, subsequently, the importance of reconciling us to nature.
Therefore, during 14 years of practice, the office has made efforts to increase green spaces to mitigate climate change. The office also wants to rethink the way people live in big cities, as well as ways to protect the ecosystem in Vietnamese urban areas.
From schools that reminds us of parks to forests-like houses and urban farm-offices, each work invites us to explore modern Vietnam and its contemporary architecture. Despite the ry’s low level of construction quality, the office aims to make buildings that last hundreds of years.
To reach those goals, the office creates an environment where staff members meditate daily and maintain the 5 Precepts following Buddhist teaching. We believe this approach helps us to become more mindful and productive in a stressful and fast-paced profession; which influences our design process, and eventually our architecture.